‘Developmentally disabled’ man ends up in hospital after cops mistake him for brother

first_imgCourtesy Humphrey Family(PHOENIX) — A 19-year-old Phoenix man ended up in a local hospital after he was aggressively taken into custody by police who said they mistook him for his older brother.Dion Humphrey was arrested on Jan. 10 by officers in the Phoenix Police Department’s Special Assignments Unit who had seen him from unmarked cars.Humphrey’s older brother, Kahlil Thornton, 20, had been accused of armed robbery and attempted murder in a Jan. 9 incident, police said. The victim from that incident was in intensive care as of Friday and the individual’s survival “was very questionable,” said Sgt. Tommy Thompson, a police spokesman.Two of the four suspects from the Jan. 9 incident were taken into custody that night, while police said they’re still pursing the other two.“Humphrey’s brother is one of the outstanding suspects,” Thompson told ABC News. “The two brothers are about 10 months apart in age and are very similar in appearance.”“Dion told investigators that people often mistake he and his brother for twins,” Thompson added.Thompson didn’t name Dion’s brother, who police said lives with Dion at their parents’ home.Rev. Jarrett Maupin, a spokesperson and adviser for the Humphrey family, told ABC News on Friday the older brother in question has not lived with his younger brother in more than 10 years and that have different mothers.“The older brother is over 6 feet tall, has long dreadlocks, tattoos — totally different from Dion, and the department knows this,” Maupin said. “This is not a case of mistaken identity, as they are leading people to believe.”Thompson said Dion’s brother “may not live there all of the time,” referring to the parents’ home, but that “he often goes to the residence” and that evidence of the Jan. 9 crime was recovered from there.Complicating matters is that the Special Assignments Unit is not required to wear bodycams.Said Maupin: “When they are looking for a white suspect in a white neighborhood, they don’t operate like this. Did they even say, ‘Stop! police!’? We’ll never know.”Dion Humphrey was struck with bean bags as three officers subdued him using a flash grenade, Maupin added.“He’s in bad shape right now,” Maupin said.Dion Humphrey has chronicled the aftermath of the incident with family and friends from his hospital bed via Facebook posts. He captioned in one video that the police did not ask him any questions or allow him to speak during his arrest.Police said Dion Humphrey did not comply with their commands and tried to flee.“Had they stopped to talk to him, they would have realized Dion is developmentally disabled. He has the mentality of a child,” Maupin said.Dion Humphrey is about 90 pounds, and he suffers from sickle-cell anemia and asthma, his father, William Humphrey said on a GoFundMe page.“I remember everything that had happened to me and I was crying why did it happened to me,” one entry in Dion’s Facebook page Jan. 12 states. “When I look back at what happened my vision gets bigger and blurry.It’s scary to know that i could have died I’m so happy I am in the hospital recovering my wounds and pain.”Dion Humphrey was detained for more than seven hours, Maupin told ABC News. After he was released, his parents took him to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, where he remained hospitalized as of Friday.The investigation, Thompson said, is ongoing.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Security Mutual and DoubleTree are ‘going blue’

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Broome County is officially “going blue”for the month of March to kick off Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. “Working with employers to develop paid time off policies for cancer screening is really a good business decision. It saves lives, and it saves money,” said Public Health Educator Mary McFadden. To learn more about the Cancer Prevention in Action program, call 1-866-442-2262, or visit their website by clicking here. In addition, the Broome County Health Department’s Community Cancer Prevention in Action Program (CPiA) is currently working with local businesses to help prevent cancer. Security Mutual and the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Binghamton will light their buildings blue to promote preventative cancer screenings. So far, the Broome County YMCA and YWCA have both adopted paid time off policies in the workplace. CPiA helps local businesses develop paid time off programs, allowing their employees to receive early detection screenings without worrying about their paychecks.last_img read more

Masters 2019: Phil Mickelson mocks Matt Kuchar ahead of third round

first_img Masters 2019: All eyes on Tiger Woods as leaders prepare for third round A pumped-up Phil Mickelson had fun at Matt Kuchar’s expense as he shared his excitement in an amusing video ahead of the third round of the Masters.Mickelson and Kuchar were drawn to play together on Saturday, with both men set to tee off three strokes adrift of the lead. In a video posted on his Twitter account as he arrived at Augusta, Mickelson said: “There’s nothing better than being in contention on the weekend at the Masters, driving up Magnolia Lane.”I’ve got a great pairing today with Matt Kuchar. Obviously, we’re not going to have any side action today, because I’d probably see like 0.06 percent if I did win, but we’re going to have a great day.”Weekend at @TheMasters hitting BOMBS and attacking pins.LFG!!! #Lefty pic.twitter.com/yTt0yVJ5tQ— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) April 13, 2019 Three-time Masters champion Mickelson opted to film his drive down the famous Magnolia Lane and made a light-hearted reference to the recent controversy involving Kuchar and a temporary caddie.Kuchar was criticised for initially paying local caddie David Ortiz $5,000 after winning $1.3m at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, although he went on to apologize and significantly increase the payment. Related Newslast_img read more

Radric Marapao Joins Greene Realty Group

first_imgFacebook35Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Greene Realty GroupRadric Marapao has recently joined Greene Realty Group – Greene Realty Group, 1722 Harrison Avenue NW, Olympia.Radric was born and raised in Thurston County, where he attended Pope John Paul II and then Saint Martin’s University. Radric pursues a passion to help others and his community. This passion has led him to work in the medical field and real estate. Radric believes in respect, genuine kindness, and commitment to serving others, and he hopes that he will leave a lasting positive experience with those he helps.Greene Realty Group is a real estate organization filled with talented, knowledgeable full-time professionals who stand by their clients, colleagues and the community with integrity and thoughtfulness for the unique needs and best interests of each.Radric [email protected]last_img read more

Vote for Kevin: South African tennis star nominated for ATP award

first_img5 November 2015Tennis player Kevin Anderson is currently ranked 12th in the ATP World Tour rankings and has been nominated for the tour’s Fan’s Favourite Awards, which include among others Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Gael Monfils. The award recognises not only outstanding performances throughout the year, but also looks at the popularity of players with courtside fans and global supporters.Anderson now need his country’s full support to win the ATP award, as the winner is decided by the fans through global online voting.On Monday, 1 November, Anderson tweeted to his over 45 000 followers that he was grateful to be nominated by the fans and hoped he could rely on South African fans to vote for him to claim the top spot.So excited to be nominated for @ATPWorldTour Fans’ Favourite Award! You can vote for me until November 9th here: https://t.co/5FnEGUnzDz— Kevin Anderson (@kevinanderson18) Novembe r 1, 2015Anderson’s nomination and growing popularity on the tour caps an exceptional year for the 29-year-old South African. He reached the fourth round at Wimbledon, where he led eventual champion Novak Djokovic two sets to love, taking both sets through tiebreakers.But his big moment of the year was at the US Open, where he defeated Andy Murray, advancing to his first-ever quarter-finals in a major after seven failed attempts. He won the first two sets, then lost the third set via tiebreaker, but after a hard-fought fourth set, Anderson pulled away, winning the tiebreaker 7-0 and capturing the victory.U.S. Open: Andy Murray upset by Kevin Anderson http://t.co/s5ud8Vow0U pic.twitter.com/4iT5PxKjL3— Andy Murray Daily (@AndyMurrayDaily) Septemb er 10, 2015Anderson won the Winston-Salem Open in August, and was runner-up in the Queen’s Club Championships and the US National Indoor Tennis Championships.A regular on the ATP tour since 2008, Anderson achieved his career-high ranking of number 10 on 12 October 2015. He is the first South African to be ranked in the top 10 since Wayne Ferreira in 1997. Anderson is currently ranked 12th, following quarter-final exits from tournaments in China and Austria.“It was a long-time dream come true.” @kevinanderson18 honoured in Paris. More: https://t.co/O3yxFVeO9o #ATP #tennis pic.twitter.com/TZlMG3Qm85— ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) November 3, 2015Fans can vote for Anderson on the ATP World Tour website. Voting closes on Monday, 9 November.Watch some of Kevin Anderson’s 2015 highlightsSource: News24Wirelast_img read more

Google’s Conversation Translation Looks Like a Gimmick

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Google#international#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Google Translate on Android will now perform real-time, automated audio translation for conversations between English and Spanish speakers, Google announced in a blog post today.The service is just beginning and is reported to be very experimental. Franz Och, head of Google’s translation services, said in February of 2010 that this new service should “work reasonably well in a few years’ time.” Given the wide range of languages, accents and intonations in the world, we probably shouldn’t expect this to be much more than a gimmick yet.As ReadWriteWeb’s Mike Melanson explained last February:…we can only imagine the difficulty of the task ahead, especially with languages such as Mandarin or Cantonese, which are tonally based. In Mandarin, for example, the word “ma” can have four different meanings according to the tone used. If the speaker uses the first tone, a constant high pitch, then the word means “mother”. If they use the third tone, a dropping then rising pitch, however, the meaning changes to “horse”.Anyone who has used Google Translate in text form knows how awkward it can be. Do you know any Spanish speakers who can’t speak better English than Google Translate likely could? If so, do you really want to pull out your expensive smart phone and start waggling it in their faces? I expect this software will be used by lazy students doing homework far more often than it will be in actual conversation. ReadWriteWeb writer Curt Hopkins, who translates poetry, says of Android Translate, “this sort of tool works best for people who’ve studied a language already and are using it as a dictionary or refresher.”Tower of Babel technology will always have a powerful draw; last month a new mobile augmented reality technology called Word Lens promised to translate written words on the fly and overlay the translation on our view of the world, for example. People were very excited about it all around the web. It made a great demo video, but the actual results when using the app are terrible.Language, context, culture, class, technology – all of these present huge challenges. Google’s much celebrated computational learning of what words often appear together, thanks to things like search queries and Google Docs, still struggles to come close to the awesome power of wet-ware, the human mind. Language translation is an art. Approaching it like science sounds like a recipe for poor communication. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

EFT for Couples Affected By Trauma

first_imgBy Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT & Kimberly Quinn[Flickr, Kushiyaki Couple by Tony Takitani, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 23, 2015We’ve discussed the importance of couple strengthening  and factors affecting military couples during times of separation in previous blogs. We’ve also delved into protective factors influencing couples’ resiliency during the deployment cycle and resilience-based treatment options for couples affected by post-traumatic stress disorder. Now we will discuss another model of therapy tailored to couples struggling with post-deployment trauma.Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) or Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFTC) is an evidence-based therapy model that views emotions as a central component in the construction of self, functioning, self-organization, and the process of change [1]. This model was created by Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in the late 1980’s [2] to help individuals enhance awareness, regulation, reflection, and transformation of emotion within the context of their partnerships. The theory behind this approach to treating couples is rooted in attachment theory–a developmental psychology concept theorizing  supported by empirical research that relates to the marital distress and attachment theory [2]. There are a number of studies showing client progress with this therapy model for those struggling with depression, abuse, trauma, and decisional conflicts [3]. Recently, this therapy approach has been adapted for use with military couples as it has shown effectiveness in helping those struggling with trauma [4]. This particular therapy approach has been used to enhance a service member’s sense of belonging when reintegrating after deployment or separation from their loved ones[5]. Stress related to deployment can heighten the need for secure connections with intimate partners [5]. This therapy approach identifies interactional patterns that create distance in couple relationships. This type of therapy also provides a safe environment that fosters connection.  Post-traumatic stress disorder is prevalent among military service members and can negatively affect couple and family functioning. For instance, attachment bonds in military couples are adversely affected by combat-trauma experiences [4].  EFT utilizes three treatment stages to remedy negative effects on the relationship.Jordan, K. (2011). Counselors helping service veterans re-enter their couple relationship after combat and military services: A comprehensive overview. The Family Journal, 19(3), 263-273.Research has found that post-traumatic stress can be reduced for those utilizing emotion-focused coping strategies [6]. Practitioners working with military families can use these techniques to equip couples in exploring emotions surrounding separation or the unique demands of military life. CategoriesFamily Development, Military Families Learning Network Tagscouples therapy, family therapy References [1] Greenberg, L.S. (2004). Emotion-focused therapy. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 11(1), 3-16.[2] Greenberg, L.S. & Johnson, S.M. (1988). Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. New York, NY:Guilford Press. [3] Elliott, R. (2012) Emotion-focused therapy. In: The tribes of the person-centered nation. PCCS Books, Ross-on-Wye, pp. 103-130.[4] Johnson, S.M. (2002). Emotionally focused couple therapy with trauma survivors: Strengthening attachment bonds. New York, NY:Guilford Press.[5] Jordan, K. (2011). Counselors helping service veterans re-enter their couple relationship after combat and military services: A comprehensive overview. The Family Journal, 19(3), 263-273. doi:10.1177/1066480711406689center_img This post was written by Kimberly Quinn, University of Florida M.Ed./Ed.S. Candidate, 1LT Florida Army National Guard and Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT, Social Media Specialis.  Both are members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. [6] Johnsen, B. H., Eid, J., Laberg, J. C., & Thayer, J. F. (2002). The effect of sensitization and coping style on post-traumatic stress symptoms and quality of life: Two longitudinal studies. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 43(2), 181-188.last_img read more

Argentina vs Venezuela: Messi magic set to unfold in Kolkata

first_imgIt might be just an international friendly, but both Argentina and Venezuela mean serious business going into Friday’s encounter at the Yuba Bharati Kriranagan in Kolkata.While Argentina would want to give Alejandro Sabella a winning start to his coaching campaign, Venezuela would once again want to prove to the world that their feat at the recently concluded Copa America was no fluke but a result of sheer hard work.Lionel Messi’s first match as captain would only raise the level of expectations from the player often considered only half as effective in his national colours compared to what he does while playing for Barcelona.The fact that these two teams meet on October 11 in a World Cup qualifier match only raises the significance of Friday’s game.As stated time and again by Sabella, Argentine fans want nothing but a win every time the national team takes the field and the level of expectation would be huge going into the much publicised as friendly.If the pressure from staunch supporters back home wasn’t enough, they will have the majority of the football fanatics present here gunning for them. After all, the city follows only two national teams in the world. One is Brazil and the other Argentina.Having made the bold decision to leave out striker Carlos Tevez on grounds of lack of match fitness, Sabella will be banking on the likes of Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain.Sabella will most likely hold Messi back in the role of an attacking midfielder as he excels in the role of a playmaker.advertisementVenezuela coach Cesar Farias feels the team is doing really well and they were looking to finally make it to the coveted World Cup. Venezuela will bank on their talismanic captain Juan Arango.The 31-year-old midfielder is their most capped player. Getafe’s Nicolas Fedor and Salomon Rondon will also keep the Argentine backline on their toes.For Venezuela, it’s a win-win situation as they have nothing to lose. Not only are they the underdogs, but even the vociferous crowd would be supporting the Argentines. But one thing is for sure, considering the recent form shown by the side, Argentina wouldn’t dare to be complacent.Shops make a killingEveryone seems to be enjoying the Messi mania in Kolkata. If the roadside walls and billboards aren’t enough indication that Argentina is in town, a look at the BC Roy market – the biggest sports goods market – confirms that the football crazy city has gone berserk. The moment one enters the market, blue is all one can see. Not just Lionel Messi jerseys even Argentina flags and bandanas are selling like hot cakes.Shankar Agarwal, owner of Agarwal sports, feels Messi’s visit is a blessing in disguise for the sports shops as “prior to Durga Puja seldom one buys sports stuff but this time it’s different.”last_img read more

A Michigan Fan Tried To Put A Wolverines Hat On Eddie George’s Head, But He “Knocked It Out” Of His Hand

first_imgeddie george is at a cleveland cavaliers gameCLEVELAND, OH – MAY 26: Former Ohio State and NFL player Eddie George walks off the court after the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Atlanta Hawks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Hawks 118-88. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Former Ohio State Heisman Trophy-winning running back Eddie George is the Grand Marshal at tomorrow’s Big 10K race, so for at least one day, he’s forced to be nice to fans of other league schools. But that doesn’t mean he’s going to wear any apparel related to his program’s biggest rival. Thursday, a Michigan supporter named Gerald Blanc posted a photo of himself and George to Instagram. In the caption, he noted how he attempted to put a Wolverines hat on George’s head, but the former tailback “knocked it out” of his hand. Priceless.There’s nothing quite like college football rivalries. Ohio State vs. Michigan is one of the best.last_img read more

Las Vegas SuperBook Updates College Football National Championship Odds

first_imgNational Title Odds from the Westgate Las Vegas Super BookNational Title OddsMichigan now has the second-best odds to win college football’s national championship, according to a Las Vegas sportsbook. Westgate Las Vegas Superbook had updated its national title odds for the 2016 season. Alabama, at 5 to 1, remains the favorite to win it all. The Crimson Tide won the national championship a season ago and bring back a decent amount of their contributors along with an elite recruiting class. The Wolverines, though, have seen their odds recently jump. Michigan now has 7 to 1 odds to win it all, with Clemson, Florida State and Ohio State trailing Jim Harbaugh’s program with 8 to 1 odds. Here’s the full list. @chengelis Updated College Championship Odds ONLY have Alabama ahead of the Wolverines to win it all now… pic.twitter.com/95VTsCoxvA— Johnny Detroit (@Johnny_Detroit) July 10, 2016Who’s your pick to win it all this season? The 2016 campaign kicks off in less than two months, with the first college football Saturday set for Sept. 3. We can’t wait.last_img read more